Star Trek

Jeri Ryan in 2012

On January 16, 1995 the TV show “Star Trek: Voyager” made its debut, set in the same period as the show “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine”, which at that time was still on the air.

I think “Star Trek: Voyager” has more flaws than merits and is the show that marked the decline of Star Trek. It lasted seven seasons but it failed to fulfill its potential. Instead of boldly going where no one had gone before, it’s the show that started going lazily where everyone had already gone before.

David Gerrold at DragonCon 2010

Jerrold David Friedman, that’s his real name, was born on January 24, 1944 in Chicago, Illinois, USA. David Gerrold started his career as a screenwriter for the original “Star Trek” series. Later, he started writing sci-fi literature as well and is particularly famous for his series of the War Agains the Chtorr.

Robert Picardo at the San Diego Comic-Con International in 2011

Robert Picardo was born on October 27, 1953 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, into a family of Italian origin on both father and mother’s side. He had roles particularly in many TV shows: his most famous ones are in “China Beach”, “Star Trek: Voyager” and the Stargate shows.

Nichelle Nichols on the Children Uniting Nations Academy Award Viewing Party red carpet in 2009

Grace Dell Nichols, this is her birth name, was born on December 28, 1932 in Robbins, Illinois. Nichelle Nichols is famous mostly for playing Uhura in the Star Trek saga. She also collaborated with NASA to recruit women and minority personnel and promote space missions.